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Author Orser, W. Edward.

Title Blockbusting in Baltimore : the Edmondson Village Story
Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 1994
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Description 1 online resource (256 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Maps and Figures; Preface; 1 The Trauma of Racial Change; 2 The Making of a Rowhouse Neighborhood; 3 Continuity and Undercurrents of Change; 4 A White Community Responds to Change; 5 African American Pioneers; 6 The Legacy of Blockbusting; Appendices; Appendix A: Suggested Reading ; Appendix B: Home Ownership on Selected Blocks, 1955-1973 ; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Summary This innovative study of racial upheaval and urban transformation in Baltimore, Maryland investigates the impact of ""blockbusting""--A practice in which real estate agents would sell a house on an all-white block to an African American family with the aim of igniting a panic among the other residents. These homeowners would often sell at a loss to move away, and the real estate agents would promote the properties at a drastic markup to African American buyers. In this groundbreaking book, W. Edward Orser examines Edmondson Village, a west Baltimore rowhouse community where an especially acut
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African Americans -- Housing -- Maryland -- Baltimore.
African Americans -- Segregation -- Maryland -- Baltimore.
Demographic transition -- Maryland -- Baltimore.
Baltimore (Md.) -- Population.
Baltimore (Md.) -- Race relations.
Edmondson Village (Baltimore, Md.) -- Population.
Edmondson Village (Baltimore, Md.) -- Race relations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813148316 (electronic bk)
9780813148311 (electronic bk)